NEW! A Q&A WITH ITALIAN BARITONE FRANCO VASSALLO

16/04/2018

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Franco Vassallo is an acclaimed interpreter of leading Verdi roles – amongst many others – in the world’s most important opera houses (including Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Opéra de Paris, London’s Royal Opera House and New York’s Metropolitan Opera). He has just sung Scarpia for the first time in Puccini’s Tosca at the Staatsoper Hamburg in the Robert Carsen production and performed with Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann. Read more

NEW! A First Charity Classical Music Concert at Finchcocks on 27 May

12/04/2018

Broadwood Piano Concert At Finchcocks

Finchcocks, a renowned piano museum turned contemporary piano school, has announced it will be hosting its first charity classical music concert this May. The concert is being organised in collaboration with John Broadwood and Sons, taking place on the 27th May 2018 and starting at 7.30pm. The intimate evening of music will celebrate the bicentenary of the delivery of one of Thomas Broadwood’s best pianos to Beethoven.

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NEW! MICHAEL SANDERLING IN CONVERSATION WITH GREGOR TASSIE

04/04/2018

Michael Sanderling talks to Gregor Tassie

Michael Sanderling (c) Marco Borgreeve

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NEW! Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018 Celebrates its Eighth Year

01/04/2018

Leicester Hosts Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF) 2018

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From 29 April to 12 May, Leicester will host the eighth edition of Let’s Dance International Frontiers (LDIF). In different venues across the city, discussions, performances, workshops, masterclasses and films will reflect on the traditions of dance from the African and African Caribbean diaspora. Read more

NEW! Gloucester Choral Society’s Hubert Parry’s Centenary Celebrations in May 2018

30/03/2018

Parry and His Pupils: A Centenary Celebration in Gloucester

A number of centenaries will be marked in 2018, not least the commemoration of the end of World War I. One important musical anniversary will be the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert Parry (1848-1918).

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Sir Charles Hubert Parry

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NEW! Chess at the London Coliseum from 26 April for 5 Weeks

26/03/2018

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CHESS BY BENNY ANDERSSON, TIM RICE & BJÖRN ULVAEUS

PREVIEWS FROM 26 APRIL 2018 AT THE LONDON COLISEUM

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(L-R Murray Head, Cassidy Janson, Phillip Browne, Michael Ball, Alexandra Burke, Sir Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and director Laurence Connor)

The first West End production of Chess since 1986 stars Michael Ball as AnatolyAlexandra Burke as Svetlana, Murray Head as The ArbiterTim Howar as FreddieCassidy Janson as Florence and Philip Browne as Molokov. This epic musical love story will open at the London Coliseum on Thursday 26 April 2018 for a strictly limited 5 week season. Read more

NEW! The Three Choirs Festival 2018: A Preview

23/03/2018

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The Three Choirs Festival in 2018

The Three Choirs Festival, which was first held in 1715, is probably the oldest music festival in the world. The Festival is held in turn in one of the three cathedral cities of Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester. This year the Festival takes place between 28 July and 4 August and, by rotation, it will be hosted by the cathedral and city of Hereford. All the performances mentioned in this preview will take place in Hereford Cathedral unless otherwise stated. Read more

NEW! 2018/19 Season at the Royal Opera House

21/03/2018

The Royal Ballet and Royal Opera’s programme for 2018/19 include world premieres, major new productions and classic revivals.

The Royal Opera House auditorium © ROH/Sim Canetty-Clarke

Details of the Royal Opera House’s 2018/19 Season have been announced. Read more

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